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Mayers Block

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1887, John Granville Meyers. 221–225 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
  • Mayers Block

The Mayers Block was built by Jonathan Shane for developer Theodore Mayers at a cost of $15,000. The three buildings were designed by J. G. Meyers in the Queen Anne style to have shops at street level with residences above. His composition of triple-arch windows on the two upper stories of equal height on each building, as well as the expansive pediments—triangular in the center flanked by arched end ones—offered ample opportunities for a rich collection of molded terracotta and corbeled brick patterns.

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Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee
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Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee, "Mayers Block", [Washington, District of Columbia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/DC-01-CN04.

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Buildings of the District of Columbia, Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 251-252.

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